Bits from Bill

Technology thoughts leaking from the brain of "Bill Pytlovany"

Saturday, October 28, 2006

AOL TV Dinner Software

Here’s a little fun AOL history trivia for the weekend. One day, about 20 years ago, I was reading the directions on a TV dinner box and thought they were funny.
The first instruction was “Take the dinner out of the box”.
TV Dinner Box
The next day at work I used this example at a meeting for the AOL software team.  The TV Dinner instructions were written for a particular type of person. My instructions to the team;  I expected our software to be easy enough so even those people could use AOL.

Here are some other fun instructions that someone Emailed me. Since I refuse to forward the Email to ten of my friends I thought I’d share my favorites here.

On a Sears hairdryer -- “Do not use while sleeping.”

On a bag of Fritos -- “You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.”

On a bar of Dial soap -- "Directions: Use like regular soap."

On Nytol Sleep Aid -- "Warning: May cause drowsiness."

On most brands of Christmas lights -- "For indoor or outdoor use only."

On an American Airlines packet of nuts -- "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts."

On a child's Superman costume -- "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."


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